You can’t beat throwing a few steaks, ‘snags’ (sausages) or whole fish on a backyard barbecue, washed down with a cold Emu Bitter or Coopers Pale Ale.

The ‘barbie’ is a weekend institution in Perth. If you don’t have your own barbecue, head down to some of the more popular beaches when you can find council ones available for public use.

If you want to eat out, Perth has loads of top restaurants to choose from. For quality cheap eats, head to Cicerello’s in Fremantle, Chutney Mary’s in Subiaco or Clarke’s at North Beach.

The Subiaco Hotel, Fantastico and Witch’s Cauldron are great options in Subiaco if you want to spend a few more pennies.

For top notch feeds, try Star Anise in Shenton Park, Blue Duck or Indiana Tea House at Cottesloe or Fraser’s in Kings Park. And to blow the budget for a real treat, bring your credit card to Perugino in West Perth or Meads in Mossman Bay.

The Wild Fig at Trigg is perfect for a gourmet breakfast and a read of the paper.


Perth has a thriving cafe culture and you won’t struggle to find a decent coffee.

When it comes to boozing, Emu Bitter is the local staple while Coopers Pale Ale is another popular choice, though you’ll find no shortage of beers from around Australia and the world for sale.

Local beachfront pubs like the Ocean Beach Hotel and the Cottesloe Beach Hotel are popular watering holes, while the Little Creatures brewery at Fremantle is a hit. Kick on for a big night at the Subiaco Hotel, Lama Bar, Leederville Hotel or Geisha Bar in Northbridge.


The tap water in Perth is fine to drink.